Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good Bye 2014...Hello 2015

I have been working on my guild challenge, so of course no sneak pictures.   They will come later,   I toiled and labored over that sample fabric we had to use....using most of it up in failed ideas.  I'm almost gave up...when...VOILA!   An idea that worked,   It's smaller than I would have liked but ?..oh well!

Since I can't show it, I will close out the year with a ohoto of my first amaryllis bloom that just opened today.   Apple Blossom is my favorite variety,

And finally....,,A Happy New Year wish!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Charley Harper.... Artist inspired art quilt

My little art quilt group chose Charley Harper as its latest artist to interpret.  I knew nothing about him but discovered he often used birds in his a simplistic cartoonish fashion.  I didn't change mine much but decided my tree and cardinal were in a snowstorm as indicated by the beading over the surface of the quilt.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New kitchen .... Sort of

We are in the process of "renewing" or "reviving" our kitchen.   When we moved here it was stuck in the 50s.   The walls were papered......with what appeared to be bedroom paper.    Light, pastel green flowers on the bottom and white on top, with bigger flowered borders,    The split was too high up.   There was an old 40 inch avocado green stove, a white refrigerator and white linoleum flooring,    The cabinets while not modern, are in good shape and the finish on all of them is really they are staying.   New countertops, new flooring and stainless steel appliances have been added.

Little by little we have worked on it.   The walls are the final step for now.   Because it was wallpaper, poorly adhered, and perhaps layered over other wallpaper, it was problematic as to how to proceed,   After many conversations we decided to go with paintable wallpaper.   We really didn't want more wallpaper, so were presented with this option.   We can paint it, like we wanted to on the walls and if we change our mind in a few years as to color, this will allow us to reprint without creating a whole new surface.

This wqs our kitchen a week ago before starting the walls......

This is the primer so the green is gone.....

Hopefully by the end of the week I will have new wall color...our final step.